Wood­house/row­land cap­i­talise on at­tri­tion

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With Paul Swift and Alan Kirkaldy both re­tir­ing from the lead, Ian Wood­house and Paul Row­land’s Ford Es­cort took charge from stage six, tak­ing vic­tory over Gary Adam by 36 sec­onds.

Paul and Jes­sica Swift had a 17-se­cond lead af­ter the open­ing stage as icy and greasy con­di­tions left grip at a pre­mium. Kirkaldy/gary Muir ousted Graeme Bell/ Russ Rad­ford’s Pro­ton from se­cond on stage two, be­fore Bell re­tired af­ter three stages with ra­di­a­tor prob­lems.

Kirkaldy had brought Swift’s lead down to four sec­onds af­ter stage four, but on the next run Swift was out too with a bro­ken rear axle. Adam had lost out to Wood­house for third and had Andy Fraser/michael Calvert’s Dar­rian only two sec­onds back by half dis­tance.

But Kirkaldy joined the re­tire­ments on stage six when his diff failed, leav­ing Wood­house 25 sec­onds up on Fraser, with Adam still third from the clos­ing Es­cort of Paul Di­a­mond/steve Cox.

Wood­house held on to take the win, but on stage seven Fraser nosed into a tyre wall and had to re­verse. It was enough to hand se­cond back to Adam, but af­ter drop­ping to fourth, Fraser snatched third place back from Di­a­mond on the fi­nal stage.

Paul Alexan­der/abi Hay­cock’s Es­cort came from 10th in Class 3 on stage one to head the class from the fourth and fin­ish fifth over­all, while John Mar­shall/scott

Wood­house took late lead

Craw­ford’s Im­preza claimed Class 5 in sixth over­all.

Peter Smith/steve Mcnulty’s 6R4, Martin Stock­dale/nick Tay­lor’s BMW 1M, Roger and Sam Cox’s Es­cort and Si­mon Belcher/sam Bai­ley’s Im­preza com­pleted the top 10, de­spite Stock­dale col­lid­ing with a hare on stage four.

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